There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Banff by plane, subway, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Vancouver  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Calgary (YYC) YVR - YYC

$155 - $401

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB 5004 / ...

$50 - $120

2 alternative options

Subway, line 503 bus to Abbotsford, fly  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the subway from Granville Station Platform 2 to Surrey Central Station Platform 2
  2. Take the line 503 bus from Surrey Central Stn Bay 6 to Nb 272 St Fs Fraser Hwy
  3. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Calgary (YYC) YXX - YYC

$139 - $399

Drive  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Banff 534.1 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Banff, AB, Canada?

WestJet, Air Canada and Air Transat fly from Vancouver to Banff hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Vancouver to Banff twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $120 and the journey takes 13 h 44 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Subway from Granville Station Platform 2 to Surrey Central Station Platform 2
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
infomaps.translink.ca
Bus operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Bus from Surrey Central Stn Bay 6 to Nb 272 St Fs Fraser Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
infomaps.translink.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
13 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $75
Online Fare
$65 - $95
Standard Fare
$85 - $120
Refundable
$90 - $140

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vancouver to Banff?

The distance between Vancouver and Banff is 577 km. The road distance is 855 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Banff?

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Banff is to bus which costs $60 - $160 and takes 13 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vancouver to Banff?

The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Banff is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $190 - $550.

Is there a direct bus between Vancouver and Banff?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Banff, AB. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Vancouver to Banff?

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Vancouver to Banff, including transfers.